Have you ever hid your needs, your desires, or your personality because you're afraid you'll be too much for someone and push them away? Or, on the other hand, have you ever felt like you're not good enough for someone? I'm guessing that Love Connectors will relate to this dynamic in particular, although many of us have likely experienced this feeling in our relationships.Read More
If you are one of the many people who struggle with self-esteem and not feeling good enough for others, this article is for you. I’ve learned in my work as a therapist that there are three levels of healing that we must do in order to truly learn how to love and accept ourselves.Read More
Without confidence, self-esteem, and courage, online dating can be a blow to the ego at times. How do you survive in the trenches? There are three simple tips to help keep your confidence high, and your heart and mind open.Read More
Not to make light of real PTSD here...but many of us feel like we've been through some traumatic dating experiences that can leave us a little shell shocked. To know how to trust again, consider this.Read More
Intimacy. In-to-me-see. It can be daunting to open our hearts to a stranger as we grow into a relationship and allow our truth to rise to the surface. We risk rejection, but we risk it for the possibility that instead of rejection, we will be loved for who we are...Perfectly imperfect.Read More
Imagine my fantasy with me for a minute…I like to call it namaste dating.
“Namaste” simply translates into this: the divine in me honors the divine in you.
Wouldn’t dating be easier if we just focused on looking deep into each other’s souls and greeted each other out of pure connection, truth, and curiosity? Wouldn’t it be easier if we honored the divine in each other?Read More
I was recently in a brief relationship with someone where I kept hearing the whispers of intuition. Many years ago, I would have ignored them for all of the reasons mentioned above. I know better now. Instead, I listened. I used the whisper as a barometer and a guide. The more I listened, and gave it room to breathe, the louder it spoke to me.Read More
Are you ignoring your intuition? There’s nothing worse than going through a breakup and realizing that the nagging voice in the back of your head that had been warning you all along was actually right about this person. Hindsight… yes, it is 20/20.Read More
As a psychotherapist for over 20 years, I have witnessed a lot of heartbreak. I have had the unique experience to go “behind the scenes” and observe how we, as human beings, experience pain, joy, and every emotion in between.
But somehow, with all of my so called therapist “expertise”, I was stuck when it came to healing my own broken heart. And, as a card-carrying member of the tribe of humanity, I have been no stranger to the raw, gut wrenching feelings of heartbreak.Read More
Making yourself vulnerable with a complete stranger has got to be one of the craziest things we do as humans. Yet we do it because it has the possibility of leading us into a loving relationship (and most of us want that more than anything). The fear created in dating or a new relationship can play out in many ways. We may avoid, overcompensate, ignore, or be ruled by it. Resisting fear in any of these ways only creates more fear and anxiety. The key to overcoming fear is to dance with it. Invite it in, make friends, stop resisting.Read More